International Day of Friendship

Illustration by Celina Koops of two friends emerging from the screens of their laptops to share a hug.

Today is the International Day of Friendship. Writing on the day’s meaning, the U.N. explains that confronting the world’s challenges requires “promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship.” During the COVID-19 pandemic, friendship has looked different, and many of our connections have … Read more

Confronting Anxieties

Quote from Jeff Mijo-Burch, CHASI Social Media & Communications Intern: " This elevated level of anxiety, this vague and sometimes unconscious sense of fear that people are feeling in a crowded grocery store or at the thought of returning to a workplace or classroom, is similar to the feeling those of us with anxiety disorders experience for much of our lives." URL links to ufv.ca/chasi.

To mark Action Anxiety Day, CHASI Social Media and Web Communication Intern Jeff Mijo-Burch is sharing some of his personal experience with anxiety to consider as we prepare for an anxiety-filled transition to a post-pandemic world. Today, June 10, is the first annual Action Anxiety Day. This day, which calls on supporters to spread awareness, … Read more

CHASI’s Student Research Assistants and Interns

Thumbnail showing a collage of headshots of CHASI's 7 interns and research assistants.

In addition to our core team and faculty associates, CHASI’s work is aided by a number of student interns and research assistants. Research assistant: Gina Dhinsa Gina recently graduated from UFV with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies and a minor in Economics. Gina has been volunteering for the UFV Student Refugee Program … Read more